Your Ring

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  1. Virgin Islands Brother

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  2. dizlwizl

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    My first and favorite ring

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  3. tbcrisler

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    Brothers,
    I know this may be a little off subject but
    How should one show the S&C?
    So You can see it or Non-Masons can see it? I have not read or heard anyone talk about how it show be shown.
    I have been wearing mine so that Non-Masons can see the S&C...


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  4. ARizo1011

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    This subject is one on which Grand Lodges have made no regulation. Popular opinion seems to be widely divided.

    But, let's look at this more closely. When the emblem of the square and compasses is displayed on a building, or a button, universal custom requires that the points of the compasses point downward. When displayed on the Altar they point away from the Master.

    While you may wear your ring with the 2 legs of the compasses pointing toward you,...as some say, to help you remember your obligation,...historically your Masonic Signet Ring is an outward showing to others denoting your "Seal of Authenticity" as a Master Mason.

    The 2 legs of the compasses should, therefore, face away from you...just as the original signet rings did, which were used to imbed the image of their "seal" into the wax...so that the resulting waxen seal which was created by the ring has both legs of the compasses pointing downward....


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  5. tbcrisler

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    Thank you Brother ARizon1011...
    I had not heard that interpretation before and it makes a lot of sense...
    When I do write letters I do like to use sealing wax on the back...
    I have not thought of using my ring as a sealing wax stamp...
    I like that idea!



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  6. ARizo1011

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    Yes, it would be rather unique to send a bother a letter and it have your personal ring as the sealing wax stamp. XD


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  7. JGMarto PM

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    I wear mine with the points of the compass towards me. I Don't wear it too impress anyone but to remind me to live by the Masonic virtues. Just my humble opinion. But there is NO wrong way to wear your ring.

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  8. stuntman98

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    I wear mine with the legs of the compass facing down, there no almighty rule, its purely up to you.

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  9. ARizo1011

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    We all have the right to our own opinion. But it just simply doesn't makes sense... Imagine if you traveled the world and visited different Lodges? Wouldn't it be strange to have some lodges with the S&C "upside down" and some how we see it normally at our Lodges. I realize if you bring it up there is no "wrong" way to wear your ring. Personally I believe it to be strange if I walked in a Lodge and everyone had there own way of wearing there ring. I believe We should all show our "Seal of Authenticity " as a Master Mason all in the same manner. Just as rituals and initiations don't change over the years neither should the way we wear our rings. Also its like having the S&C on the Holy Scriptures ... In this aspect would one also say that this to has no "wrong" way of place upon the Holy Scriptures?? Just doesn't seem right to have the S&C face any other way but the way we've seen throughout history. I doubt the privileged men who wore the first Masonic Rings would have said "It Didn't Matter Which Way It Was Worn" but the years have gone by so who would know?? BUT HEY everyone has there own opinion that's why the Great Architect Of The Universe blessed all with our own mind. xD





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  10. MarkR

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    If you walk into a Lodge with enough Masons, you WILL find some wearing them compass points in, some compass points out. Good luck getting everyone to agree, and it's something simply not worth arguing over. I wear mine points out. The correct way to wear it is with dignity and pride.
     
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    Well said!!!

    "The correct way to wear it is with dignity and pride."

    Also very true, I have walked into my Lodge and found some brothers wearing them compass points in, some compass points out. Its all depending on your interpretation of your ring. The symbolism for one may be different for another.




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  12. S.Courtemanche

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    May I ask where you purchased your ring? I like!!


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    Can I also ask you where you purchased your ring? I also like this one to.


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    Here is mine. ImageUploadedByFreemasonry1367752783.275798.jpg


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    Pro Line Designs. :) The website is http://prolinedesigns.com/



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    May I ask where you purchased your ring? I like!!


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    My brothers the website is masonicrings.com. They have a variety of rings at affordable prices and shipping to master masons is free. Everyone has to check it out

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  17. JGMarto PM

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    Here is mine

    Joe Martoccio PM - 32º
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  19. dizlwizl

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    Hey! Nice ring! I have one like it. Lol

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